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US Not Seeking Death Penalty for Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooter

The decision was mentioned in a court filing in federal court and comes soon after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland stopped federal executions while the Justice Department conducts a review.

Police Arrest Suspect for Vandalism at Chabad Shul, Stolen Torah Scrolls Remain Missing

Hunter McElrath, 23, has a criminal record across the United States; authorities said the burglary did not appear to be a hate crime or an anti-Semitic attack.

Man Who Murdered Jewish Woman in California Synagogue Pleads Guilty

The plea will spare Earnest the death penalty. He will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Russian Chief Rabbi Lazar Urges Jews to Use Sputnik Vaccine

Chief Rabbi Lazar caught the coronavirus in early June and was under medical supervision.

Second Vandalism of Chabad at San Diego State University Caught on Video

Police are reviewing the security video and footage from nearby businesses to help identify the suspects.

Florida Governor Goes to Lubavitch Shul to Sign Moment of Silence Bill

The governor signed the bill one day after the 27th anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Swastika, Anti-Jewish Graffiti Defaces Chabad House in Tucson

Rabbi Yossie Shemtov, executive director of Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson, stated: “We are determined not to be affected by this distressing incident and will continue serving the wider community.”

Pew: 17% of Young US Jews Identify as Orthodox, 27% of Jewish Adults Say...

Proving that intermarriage really is a slippery slope: among married Jews who say they have one Jewish parent, 82% have a non-Jewish spouse.

Visiting for a Wedding, Israeli Chabad Man Shot and Killed in Baltimore

Efraim Gordan, 31, in town for a wedding, was approaching the home of a family member when he was shot and killed by an assailant.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes, z’l, Founded JNet Remote Learning Program Ahead of COVID-19 Pandemic

It is possible today to study any topic that piques your interest, in a non-formal setting, including "Jewish telehealth."

Victim Delays Care to Light Menorah, Says Antisemitic Attacker ‘Won’t Stop Us From Celebrating...

The victim would not allow the perp "to stop us from celebrating our faith and spreading the light, which is the very message of Chanukah."

Human Ashes from Nazi Death Camp Laid to Rest after 75 years

Daniel Bouknight recognized that he had become the steward of something important, and that he needed to do his part to right a historic wrong.

Chabad-Lubavitch Creativity in High Gear for Chanukah Activities Despite COVID-19

“We knew we needed to think outside the box . . . so we introduced this party-on-wheels, a multimedia celebration of light and life.”

WATCH Live: International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries – Kinus Hashluchim

This year's event will feature inspiring messages of overcoming the pandemic's challenges. Keynotes will be attorney Nat Lewin and Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson, of Central London and the author of Positivity Bias.

Campus Chabad in Kentucky Again Discovers Vandalism to its Sign, Menorah

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin said “people have knocked on our door to say they are sorry this happened. I’ve also gotten texts, emails and calls of support from all over the country; it’s been very meaningful.”

Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary Busy in the United Arab Emirates

Rabbi Levi Duchman first came to the UAE in the winter of 2015, following up months later to lead a Passover seder in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. He moved to the country later that year.

Lubavitch Appoints UAE Emissary

Just like the joke about the Jewish guy on a desert island, Dubai is home to three synagogues.

Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Neighborhood Added to NYC’s COVID-19 ‘Watch List’

Health Department officials said Wednesday they are worried about an increase in coronavirus cases in the neighborhood.

University of Delaware Chabad Center for Jewish Life Burned

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire coming from the rear of the first floor. The damage is estimated at approximately $75,000 worth.

John Lewis Drew Inspiration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

In 1994, the staunch Democrat Lewis, together with arch-rival Congressman Newt Gingrich, sponsored the bill bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal for the Rebbe.

World’s Largest Zoom Event to Mark the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Yartzeit

One of the highlights of the program will be a live feed of prayer at the Rebbe's Ohel.

Crown Heights Rabbis Temporarily Ban Guests: ‘Thank You For Being Considerate’

"We must ask those intending to visit ... to postpone their trips for the forseeable future. This might not work out with your plans, but it is for our protection.”

Massive Israeli Food Security Effort Recruits Colel Chabad to Ensure Success

The massive social services operation was launched at the behest of the Israeli government, at a cost of more than NIS 100 million in funding.

College Student Spends Days Buying Groceries for Those Stuck at Home

“Typically, I shop for about five families a day,” she says. “If I do a big order for one family, I will fill up a cart and take it back to my car, and then go back into the store.”

Lubavitch Summer Camps Plan Around Coronavirus Pandemic

Given that some places may not lift their stay-at-home orders for weeks yet, just how would a “virtual” camp program work?

Lubavitch Fundraiser Celebrates Pesach Sheni after Recovering from Coronavirus

His wife showed up at his bedside after his recovery, her face covered with a mask, he asked her when was Pesach, and she said, Two weeks ago.

Court Confirms Chabad Sole Rights to World HQ, Synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway

Judge Harriet L. Thompson: "The Rebbe had foresight beyond his years.”


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